Funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency.

Locally operated by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.                                        602-294-6087

Alika Kumar, MBA, MIM, Executive Director

Alika has served as the executive director of the MBDA Business Center in Phoenix since 2006. Under her leadership as Director since 2006, the Phoenix MBDA Business Center has facilitated over $1.4 billion in procurement and financial transactions. A Phoenix resident since 1980, Alika received her MBA from ASU and an MIM from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Her experience includes consulting for local and international firms, teaching business courses, and has worked for the state and federal governments. Her business experience includes consulting for multinational companies, conducting research and developing competitive business intelligence; analysis of market research; positioning, and negotiation strategy. A mother of three college graduates, Alika also loves to devote time to her passion as a visual artist.


Experience, Expertise and Resources for

Business Growth and Innovation

Yvette Uriondo, Senior Business Consultant

Yvette Uriondo has over 25 years working in corporate, government, non-profit and private business environments.  Yvette studied Business Administration with emphasis in finance and operations at Jersey City State University; and New York University where she focused on asset, property and construction management.  Her business experience includes business development, financial consulting and business startup. Yvette is a former Underwriter and Transaction Manager for the State of Arizona Department of Housing who administrates program funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Yvette previously worked as a Business Consultant for the Phoenix MBDA Center in 2004 offering organizational consulting, business referral, certifications, finding access to capital, build partnerships and procurement opportunities.

T 602.248-0007 Ext. 213; C 480-772-8349; yvette@phoenixmbdacenter.com

John M Mascarenas, Senior Business Consultant

A senior Business Consultant in the Minority Business Development Agency, John promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research. A Corporate Business Development, Investment Banking, Business Strategy & Project Management professional with uncompromising integrity & a commitment to fostering innovative business growth strategies that create accretive value via organic and inorganic growth. Global Private Equity, M&A & Divestiture project experience combined with solid leadership, technical / business acumen & customer service. A successful track record of working across business & technology sectors & diverse organizations to achieve desired results.

​T  (602) 294-6088 x115; C  (602) 475-5222; John@phoenixmbdacenter.com